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Mountainman

Display name: Mountain Man
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Engineer, economist, environmentalist, tea-drinker

If you visit us in the mountains and you see Darth Vader cutting the grass alongside the road, don’t be alarmed. It’s just how we do our gardening.

The Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights owe not only their substance but also their words to those Medieval barons.

If government departments are not paying each other, and taxpayers and ratepayers are increasingly not bothering to pay their bills either, does anyone care about what the average person does?

What is it that causes some people mistakenly to choose long words they don't understand, rather than short words they do?

Have you ever noticed how many who have made significant, even crucial, contributions to the world began young?

South Africa rejoined the British Commonwealth in 1994 after Nelson Mandela was elected president, but I still can't fathom why we did so.

An old man told me in 1981 that the reason for poor signage was defence of the country in case we were invaded. That made sense.

There are many calls for land reform, but let's take a look at who the land really belongs to.

During apartheid there was the rooi gevaar and swart gevaar. Now we have 'white monopoly capital'.

It is largely unknown that the Cockney rhyming-slang for an American is a ‘Septic’ (septic tank — rhymes with Yank).

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